A new behind-the-scenes, access-all-areas documentary show Doctor Who: Unleashed will be available on BBC Three and iPlayer this November. The program promises an unmissable insight into the world of Doctor Who.
After every episode of Doctor Who, UK viewers can switch over to BBC Three or iPlayer to watch host Steffan Powell (BBC Gaming Correspondent and former Radio 1 Newsbeat Presenter) take viewers on a journey showing them just how the out-of-this-world drama is made; with exclusive interviews with the stars in front of the camera, as well as those behind it.
Host Steffan Powell described his enthusiasm.
“When you’re told Russell T Davies is asking for you to present a show, you say, ‘when does he want me?’ Doesn’t matter, I’ll be there… There’s a really fun and fascinating group of people bringing Doctor Who to life – I can’t wait for the audience to meet them. I’m so chuffed to have been trusted to help tell, in all its glory, the story of what goes into making the magic happen.”
Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T Davies added his own statement.
“Over the years, I meet so many people who were inspired to find careers in TV, because of the behind-the-scenes material the BBC would show. And now it’s back, in the grand old tradition of Doctor Who Confidential, but in a brand new form, Unleashed! So a whole new generation – and faithful fans of old – can see what the stars and the crew get up to behind the cameras.”
The new 30-minute factual entertainment series is produced by Bright Branch for BBC Studios for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer and commissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment Commissioning and Fiona Campbell, Controller of Youth Audience (BBC Three and BBC iPlayer). The Executive Producer for Bright Branch is Jo Pearce and the Series Producer is Ian Durham. The Commissioning Editors for the BBC are Rachel Ashdown and Pinki Chambers.
The first episode of Doctor Who: Unleashed, will be available on BBC Three and iPlayer right after the first 60th anniversary special The Star Beast airs on BBC One in November. There is no word yet on whether the programme will be available to stream in Disney+.